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Manchester Ship Canal

General Information

Beginning of works: 1887
Completion: 1894
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Canal

Location

km Name

Technical Information

Dimensions

length 58 km
height difference 17.2 m
depth 8.5 m

Quantities

volume of extracted material 45 000 000 m³

Cost

cost of construction Pound sterling 15 500 000

Chronology

1885

UK parliamentary assent.

1887

Construction started.

1894

Opened to traffic.

1954

Queen Elizabeth II Dock opened at western end.

1982

Most of Salford docks at eastern end closed and area redeveloped to include museums and The Lowry Arts Centre.

Notes

Estimated cost was 8,000,000GBP but actual cost rose to 15,500,000GBP. Most of original shares bought by middle and lower socio-economic groups of Manchester area.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    10001038
  • Date created
    19/02/2007
  • Last Update
    16/05/2015